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An Affidavit is a sworn statement put in writing. When you use an affidavit, you're claiming that the information within the document is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. 

Ontario Court Forms:

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Common types of Affidavits:


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Instructions for notarizing an affidavit:

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You must have two valid government-issued pieces of identification with a photo and your address. ]

Examples of acceptable ID include, Provincial Driver’s License, Passports, Permanent Resident Card, Citizenship Card, First Nations Card, Age of Majority Cards (e.g. the Ontario Photo Card), Health Card (as a second piece of ID only), Government Employee Photo Cards, etc.

Do not sign or date your affidavit in advance as it must be done in the presence of the notary public. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Do affidavits need to be notarized in Canada?

In order for an affidavit to be valid, it must be sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths or a Notary Public.

Who is the person who makes an affidavit?

-A- Affiant – The person who makes and swears to an affidavit. 
What is the OSAP Affidavit?
OSAP affidavit is a legal document that is submitted along with an application for financial assistance to OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program). Most common types of OSAP affidavits, include: Common Law Union Affidavit, Custody and Support of Children, Single Parent Affidavit, Marital Status, Income Affidavit, Indigenous Identity, Conscience or Religious Belief,
Name Clarification Affidavit. Reliance Notary Public can notarize of draft an affidavit of your choice. 
What is Affidavit of Service-Form B?
An Affidavit of Service (Form 16B), also known as Proof of Service, is a legal document that serves as proof that someone received a legal document from another party.
What is an Affidavit of Identity?
An Affidavit of identity is a legal document that lets a person attest to their own identity and verify own signature. It is typically used when your name is spelled incorrectly on your identification documents, like driver's license,  passport, permanent resident card, birth certificate, marriage certificate etc. An Affidavit of identity will confirm that different names on your identity documents refer to you as as one and same person and may be used for various purposes such as employment, education, immigration, banking, tax purposes. 
What is an Affidavit of Name Change?
If you wish to change your name as an adult or change a name for your child either due to marriage, divorce, by deed poll, or court order, you need to fill out an application form and submit it to Service Ontario to receive a change of name certificate. Here are two applications that are used: Application to Change Name in Ontario (Form 11155E) or Application to Change a Child's Name (Form 11156E) and must be signed in the presence of a commissioner. 

Reliance Notary Public can commission the application for you. Please bring a piece of government issued photo identification and the completed Name Change Application form for in person or online commissioning. 

For more information on name change application or requirements, please visit Service of Ontario at Change name |
What is an Affidavit of Vehicle Ownership without Bill of Sale?
If you purchased a vehicle in Ontario but did not receive a bill of sale, vehicle ownership or it if was lost or destroyed, you will need to provide a notarized affidavit of ownership with details of purchase and reasons for not providing a bill of sale for registering your vehicle with Service of Ontario. If you do not have the seller's information, you can order a Used Vehicle Information Package from Service Ontario website: Used vehicle information package | It will indicate the information of all previous owners. Reliance Notary Public can draft and/or commission an Affidavit of Vehicle Ownership for you in person or remotely. 

For more information on vehicle registration, please use Service Ontario Website at 
Register a vehicle (permit and licence plate)
What is an Affidavit in Lieu of Birth Certificate?
An Affidavit in Lieu of Birth Certificate is a legal document used when a birth certificate has been lost, damaged or isn't available. If you are unable to obtain an acceptable birth certificate, you may submit an Affidavit of Birth as a substitute which will specify the facts surrounding an individual's birth,  date of birth, location of birth date, details of each parent. 
What is an Affidavit for marital purpose?
An Affidavit of Marriage is a legal document confirming the date and details of marriage when marriage certificate isn't available. It may be required for various reasons, such as OSAP applications, visa applications, name change applications, child custody, divorce proceedings. Reliance Notary Public can commission and/or draft An Affidavit of Marriage for you. 
What is an Affidavit for Divorce-Form 36?
What is an Affidavit of Support for Education Purposes?
Affidavit of Financial Support for Educational Purposes is a legal document used to confirm financial support by a sponsor for a student's educational expenses such as program fees, living expenses and related costs during student's education. A sponsor must prove a family relationship to a student and is typically a parent, spouse or a family member. Reliance Notary Public can draft and/or notarize an Affidavit of Financial Support for you in minutes. 
What is an Affidavit for Sole Decision-Making Responsibility for Children?
Affidavit for Sole Decision-Making Responsibility for Children is a legal document used to confirm that only one parent (mother or father) is the primary custodian and decision-maker for the children and is solely responsible for making an important decisions regarding child's well-being, education or healthcare. 
What is an Affidavit of Execution of a Will?
An affidavit of execution is a legal document sworn by a witnesses to the will, verifying that he or she was one of the witness present at the time of execution of a will. An affidavit of execution is typically required when a probate application is filed in Ontario. Contact Reliance Notary Public to draft and/or notarize your Affidavit of Execution.
What is Affidavit for Late Police Records Check?
Affidavit for Late Police Records Check may be required for employment purposes explaining the reasons for delay in submitting police record check late. 
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